subject: Little Red Vinga Hood?

From: Thom Baguley <t.s.baguley_at_...>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 10:50:21 +0100

> From: "guy hoyle" <ghoyle1_at_...>
>It seems to me that the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood could
>easily be adapted to be one of Vinga's legends. Haven't given it a try
>myself, however, but given all the recent Vingan myth activity, I thought
>I'd throw it out for discussion.
>There are many reasons why LRRH fits well into Gloranthan myth, and could be
>adaptable to Vinga. There's the color of Red (one of Vinga's attributes; I
>gues the character could be Little Red-Headed Vinga). There's the Wolf (is
>there any particular Vingan association with Telmor, or does Telmor just
>personify the threats of the wilderness in this case?). Little Red-Headed
>Vinga's grandmother would be either Asrelia or Kero Fin, I suppose; Asrelia
>would make more sense, since her being devoured by Telmor would just be
>symbolic of wealth being hidden away and eventually being restored when
>Vinga chops him open. Maybe Vinga rescues the woodsman, instead of being
>rescued by him.
>That's all I could come up with at the moment, though I hope to be able to
>produce the myth soon; I'd love to see what others can come up with, too.

I think the symbolism is more closely linked to Voria. The red hood is accordining to some interpreters a symbol of virginity. The rescuer could be Vinga (there could be a switch ...) or Odayla.


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